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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Aug 5, 2010 2:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: quote of the day

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

"Everyone knows the difference between right and wrong. It's just that some decide to be assholes."

Mandojammer, ca. 2008

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

words of sage wisdom, mando! may i add that only by becoming aware of one's own inner asshole-nature, can one begin to take action to transform this tendency into a true kind-hearted state of being.

sheesh, i feel like a superdouche for getting preachy now. oh well, don't judge me too harshly!

p.s. how's the garden doing?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

DP - The garden has been a huge success this year. We are having zucchini lasagna tonight - thin sliced zukes instead of noodles. Have been picking English cukes for two months now, each one is about 20 inches long and close to 2 pounds. We have been pickling them when we can't eat them fast enough. I put my yellow crook neck in cages to force them to grow vertically, they are over 6 feet high now and the squash just kind of swings out the sides of the cage when ripe.

Eggplant, 4 kinds of lettuce, cabbages, radishes, beets, carrots, lemon cucumbers, dragon tongue beans, about 6 different kinds of tomatoes, wonder berries, green bell peppers, hot Anaheim peppers, hot and sweet banana peppers, jalapeno and tabasco peppers. I have three habanero peppers plants that are full of fruit - I'm getting ready to make my Nuclear Death Salsa.

We canned 12 pints of salsa the other night with 12 pounds of tomatoes, 5 pounds of peppers and 5 pounds of onions and a whole slew of herbs. I added tabasco peppers to the large batch and habaneros to a side batch for a "special" category of hot. It came out real well, but I am going to triple the habanero loading next go around just to make it interesting.

Mrs. Mando has been responsible for most of this year's effort as she is in the gardens every day. I built her some new boxes that she planted with herbs and companion flower plants - it is pretty cool to walk outside in my boxers and pick fresh herbs for use in cooking dinner.

Her herb line-up is amazing: Orange balsam thyme, Syrian oregano (and three other kinds), Thai basil, African Blue Basil, Sweet Basil, Hot Basil, lemon thyme, sages, marjorams, stevia, lemon verbena, tarragon, 3 kinds of rosemary, 6 kinds of lavendar, you name it.

I picked 4 quarts of Apache Thornless blackberries from my one year old plant this year but my white and black currants struggled in the heat.

All in all it was a great growing season and if the weather holds like last year, we will be growing a wide variety well into November. We shouldn't have to plant our Fall-Winter lineup until mid-December.

I'll try to add links to photos tonight in an edited response. Until then here is the link to Mrs. Mando's FlickR account with her pics of the gardens.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41761556@N08/sets/72157622346824650/

I'll take some pics over the next few days and get them up.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

What I see here is Sustainability in action, a deep Love for the Fruits of one's own Labor, and an exhilarating Understanding of Biodiversity.

The harvest cornucopia colors are gorgeous!

Up here on the 45th parallel we are jealous of the length of your growing season. Methinks our berries are a bit happier for the cooler temperatures though.

My friends from school (McGill University) have started a student-run ecological garden on campus with funds from the Sustainability Fund (0.50$ paid by students for each credit taken, and matched by University). I've been helping them along the way doing planting, weeding, stringing up tomatoes (on the to-do list for today), and selling our harvest at the farmer's market in town. It has been an overly positive experience to be involved with this project. Collaborations with established organic farms in the area have enriched this experience even further. Here's the blog... http://macdonaldstudentgarden.blogspot.com/

Looking forward to seeing updated garden photos from your end! Let it grow and greatly yield!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Bandwidth issues at work won't let much of the blog site come up but rest assured I am going to read every word this evening.

Unless it's date night with Mrs. Mando, then we will be getting hot and sweaty together.





Outside in our gardens unfortunately.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Super cool

My lazy butt only produced some lettuce & garlic this year.

One of these years I'll get better

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

"l'enfer, c'est les autres"

-Sartre

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

worst Quote of the day: It was displayed in huge lettering, downtown, on the face of a Courthouse in some gawd-awful place in Arkansas. Not to mention, it was midday in July, hot and very muggy. This was the most redneck nowhere town I have ever had to stop at, just to get a few gallons of gasoline, and quickly head back onto the freeway.

"Freedom is Obedience to The Law."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Wow. Kind of like "arbeit macht frei".

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Worst quote of this or any other day:

Arbeit macht frei.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

And will go down through generations .
Until it is regrettably forgotten .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

great minds....

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day (and I believe it)

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be enough business." - Abraham Lincoln, "Notes on Lawyers", ca. July 1, 1850

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day (and I believe it)

Would this sage advice from AL , be affixed somewhere amongst the law books and legal briefs ?
And just for you - you BlueDevil ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbfjnUlhVc4&;feature=related

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day (and I believe it)

Love that clip! Thanks.

and Go to hell, carolina, go to hell (must be said whenever cameron pops into my worldview)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

To dovetail w/ yours RB ,

" Two things are infinite : the universe and human stupidity ; and I'm not sure about the universe . " AE

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/2/Penn-And-Teller-totaly-OWNE-some-stupid-Hippies-450378.html

Welcome back Ring

edit - I neglected earlier to note my own stupidity , at times on a massive scale . Some would say that here on the forum are numerous examples thereof .

And as far as 'the King ' , " sharing and having a spotlight " , maybe his gross immaturity in laying down in Game 6 against my C's with 8' left in the 4th is a signpost for his career . It was one of the worst displays of professionalism I've seen on the court . Those were the playoffs , move yer ass king . But blaming others is always easier .
I know it's a kick in the balls to Cavs fans . But maybe , down the line , as things play out , good riddance . I will be tuning in for Heat vs Cavs . I hope they give him a warm Cleveland reception .

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-08-05 17:48:01

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

'totaly OWNE'

And he has the the brass balls to talk about stupidity.

Fucking hell...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Oh , spelling is not part of stupidity . Ever since New Math . We don't want to hurt anyone feelings by pointing out they are incorrect , or lost the game / competition / or whatever .
I think people pointing out others stupidity while being blatantly oblivious to their own , deserves special consideration .
It's hard to spell check .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Truly we have moved into post-literate times.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 5, 2010 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

"Truly we have moved into post-literate times. "


your out of you're mind......post-literate??

now if I could just discern if our comment was supercilious, superdouchey or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

and it depresses me more than most other of society's ills, because it's lack leads to the increase of those other ills, if that makes any sense

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

What depresses me about it is how much it signals a lack of self-reflection, a disinclination to think about what's being said and how it's being said before hitting send or giving voice, which ends up in a coarsening of the discourse. I'm not sure if that's what you're getting at, Arb, but I think maybe it is.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:27pm
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I believe your view, Rob, is more insightful and philosphical than what i stated, but definitely, we're both of us dipping our pens in the same ink well.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

and the chum spreads......

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:46pm
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Who's your chum, flow?

;-)

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:57pm
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Yeah, my comment really didn't help matters. With all the man-love and pen dipping, my chum spreading sounds awful.

All apologies.:) Pretty bad when you can't tell the sharks from the chum.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

In Britspeak a 'chum' is a close friend (no idea if it means the same across the water) so the chum-spreading thing was something of a deliberate hostage to fortune. Wish you'd pitch in more often, hf. Always enjoy it when you do.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Here was the quote of the day I was to provide for you Rob, but didn't see you placed one, and I have forgotten the author, and I will only paraphrase, but always loved it (warning! antireligious content to follow...do not read past this point if matters of faith are taken seriously):

"I am convinced we are both atheists; when you understand why you deny all other Gods but your one, you will understand why I dismiss your one"

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Is that Nietzsche?

Love this one;
"If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated."
Voltaire

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:39pm
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If god created man in his own image then, extrapolating back from us to what god must be like, you'd have to think 'god help us'. No wonder I'm an atheist.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

It's a guy called Stephen F. Roberts and I cited it at the beginning of the year, which is perhaps why you associate it with me:

http://www.archive.org/post/287620/god-non-dead-or-perhaps-dead-according-to-nietzsche

Please don't worry about offending my religious sensibilities, for I have none.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 5, 2010 3:14pm
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Yes! I was thinking him after I posted it, but can't believe that happened (thread you linked...must have stayed with me, eh?)...now you know why I love you, Rob...er, in a good way. Ah...the right way. Nevermind.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 3:29pm
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I love you too, man.

I know you'll take it the right way.

I'm spreading chum here I know.

Multiple opportunities for the circling sharks to bite...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:44pm
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That is a L - O - N - G thread . Politics garners little threads , but religion / spirituality , ect . has the big ones .

I like the Voltaire quote BD .

Kinda doing a 2 for 1 deal here in this post .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:58pm
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Gives you an idea of how rich and wonderful the discourse here can be doesn't it? A most enjoyable thread, although looking back I think I could have taken a little more care...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 2:39pm
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hindsight my friend , all we can do is the best we can

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 5, 2010 3:20pm
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I hope it was clear that I mindlessly came across that quote again today while making sure Will Rogers was the author of the "stupidity" one (I thought it was Winnie!?), and so loved it...and to now find Rob posted it in that over long, but quite enjoyable thread only proves, it's all been said before, eh?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 3:27pm
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"all we can do is the best we can"

But is the best we can always what we do?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:04pm
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" That's the whole trouble . You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful , because there isn't any . You may think there is , but once you get there , when your not looking , somebody'll sneak up and write " Fuck You " right under your nose. " JDS

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:19pm
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Oh man, isn't that just the sad, sad truth?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:52am
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dihydrogen monoxide

LOL

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:44am
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The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs

Hunter S. Thompson

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:32pm
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"Deficits don't matter"
Dick Cheney

http://www.ontheissues.org/2004/Dick_Cheney_Budget_+_Economy.htm

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 5, 2010 4:59pm
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"the song that delia sung, was lookout Stagger Lee"

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Quote of the day gets sung, in a down-home and long-forgotten context: "God done made me funky."

Recorded on one of my tapes in 1976, Ricky Skaggs can be clearly heard saying it. Actually, he semi-sings it, sort of, in a mocking and high-toned shrill voice, "God done made me funky."

What happened that night was that I had explained to Ricky - an hour earlier, about an unusual bluegrass concert experience I had.

I was working as soundman with a bluegrass band named Country Comfort, in ne Tennessee. My friend was their violin / fiddle player. Both us were from NJ - NYC area. We all met this band at a bluegrass festival in 1974. We did a backpacking and camping trip in the Blue Ridge mountains. Then we hit this bluegrass festival. Eric Levine played his violin with Country Comfort in a jam session there. After 2 or 3 tunes, Country Comfort band offered Eric their fiddler position on the spot.

They had a new album they just put out. Their previous fiddle player, Joe Green, had been busted for stealing stuff, and he was sent to prison.

Country Comfort's fiddle player before Joe Green was killed in a gunfight with his wife's lover. The dude followed his wife to her lover's place, and then followed them to the hotel. The fiddler confronted the lover in the hotel's lobby. Then he shot this guy point-blank, in the chest. Being the upstanding and well-respected southern gentleman that he was, the fiddler goes to the restroom to "clean-up." After washing his hands, he goes back through the hotel lobby, and steps over the "corpse," and heads for the exit. The lover had one more gasp of air left in his body. As he "expired", he rolled over, pulled out his gun, and shot and killed Country Comfort's original fiddle player.

I was told that the other fiddler, Mr. Green, was busted for stealing violin instruments. That's how he got sent to prison. But, Mr. Green was a very respectable fiddler. Before Country Comfort band, Joe had previously moved to Nashville. Joe Green established a career as a side man working with Roy Acuff and Little Jimmy Dickens. Mr. Acuff is a.k.a. King of the Hillbillies. So it was Roy Acuff who persuaded Tennessee's governor to get Joe out of prison. That's how Joe got out early. Country Comfort could not have Joe back in their band after that.

My friend moved to Tennessee to join this band, after what happened to their previous 2 fiddle players. I moved there a couple of months later. They got an old school bus, and we fixed it up. Naturally, I drove that also. We were doing a gig one weekend somewhere in the bible belt's buckle, not too far from Johnson City, Tennessee. I seem to remember the town was Greeneville, Tennessee. We were playing a gig at some club there, in a "dry county." Alcohol is prohibited from being sold here. In this county, you were allowed to bring your own booze to the club, and they would sell you a "set-up" and provide your group with a table, glasses, ice, ashtrays, food, restrooms, and entertainment. The band took the school bus there, and I was driving it and running sound. Redneck doesn't begin to describe this place.

At the end of the gig the manager is giving all of us a lot of shit about showing up late for the job. We had some trouble with the school bus. We arrived 15 minutes late. It was NOT a problem. The crowd there loved the band. I had my pick of numerous southern belles there. Soundman has its perks.

So the manager shorts us on the paycheck, and tells us tough shit. Wayne, the band's loud-mouthed "leader", starts yelling back at the manager and his partners. The rest of the band was not looking for any arguments with these rednecks. About 4 or 5 of these Greenville guys pulled out their guns and pistols, and asked us if we had a problem with that. Wayne keeps yelling at all 5 guys bigtime. He is cursing at these guys, and calling them out. We are out-numbered and unarmed hippies and musicians. To this day, I do not know how we made it out of there with our lives.

We ended up partying with some locals at a nearby motel. Everybody there was already high on mushrooms. They were drinking lots of beer and moonshine. I dropped a bunch of shrooms and we smoked a lot of dope. Then these black guys grouped together and started singing: "God done made me funky. God done made me funky. God done made me funky. God done made me funky." Evidently, they had practiced this verse and had sung it before. It was the funniest thing I ever saw when I lived in Tennessee.

from my Boone Creek tapes - Ricky Skaggs saying, God done made me funky.
Why Don't You Tell Me So - cue it up to 00:38
Vince Gill says the intro, Ricky Skaggs is caught on tape making the quote.


First time I have ever explained God done made me funky.

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2010-08-05 19:13:27

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Poster: mrs.greene Date: Oct 5, 2011 11:52pm
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This post is WRONG! My grandfather was Joe Greene and he was NOT killed by a gunshot. He died in 2004 from a liver diease. He was a well-respected fiddle player and was never violent. Joe Greene had a drinking problem and would get mean and thats why people say he "vanished"...it got where nobody wanted him around. He played with Kenny Baker and recorded his own album. He knew Roy Acuff, which my dad and brother were named after him. If anybody knows about Joe Greene, It's me! No need to lie or try to make things seem more interesting than they are. Thanks!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 6, 2011 3:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Just saw this, so what the hey, I'll do the clarifying. Ms Greene, if you re-read the post, you'll see it doesn't say that Joe Greene was killed in a gunfight. It says that the original fiddle player -- the previous one, the one BEFORE Joe Greene -- was killed in the gunfight. I guess it's unclear.

I have no idea if it's true or not, but it doesn't say anything about Joe Greene's death. Just the other guy.

Btw, if you're Mrs. Greene, you married a Greene. So your screen name means that you're either a Greene who married a Greene, or a Greene grandchild by marriage. (Just by way of pointing out how the internet can be unclear :-) )

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 6, 2010 7:10am
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Love that story, Monte!

I can hear "God done made me funky" sung in a gospel call and response type of style. So good!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:34pm
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Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics""
i-robot05.jpg

1) A robot may not harm a human, or, by inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the first law.

3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:14am
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"Everyone knows something you do not. Learn from them." -- Sifu Lee

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:16am
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Yeah, even if it's just how to be a superdouche.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 5, 2010 12:54pm
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I think you really are just a good ol regular round here...not that you needed any certification from me, but that comment of yours proves it beyond doubt.

Short, sweet, and most important, usage of the Form Word of the Day ("superdouche", which quickly replaced "supercilious" since I couldn't convince anyone it was a compliment...).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:21pm
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LOL, actually I thought your point that anyone with a brain comes across as supercilious on the web was probably well taken.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:31pm
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Anyone with a brain who comes across as supercilious isn't using it properly.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:45pm
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I'm afraid we have copious evidence to the contrary here :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:55pm
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I'd say that the evidence supports rather than contradicts the hypothesis. But perhaps I'm being supercilious in saying so.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 2:01pm
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That was kind of where I was going with this :)
Just teasing you.

remember, it's a compliment - you have to have a brain to earn this insult.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2010 2:09pm
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ringolevirascal!

:-)

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:06pm
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Was I being a "superdouche"?
If so, I do apologize.


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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:22pm
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I didn't think you were being a superdouche, though after I posted that, I thought later that it might have looked like that reading the posts in sequence. I just thought it was a funny word and wanted to springboard off the post.
anyway back to watching Jerry on youtube when I should be working ...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:10am
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Where have I read this before................?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:22am
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Lacking some pompous and insensitive action in your day? SUPERDOUCHE to the rescue!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Aug 5, 2010 1:04pm
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Didn't mean to come across as pompous and insensitive...

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 5, 2010 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

Hahah dude I'm so sorry. I meant to respond to ringolevio's Superdouche comment. Kind of like an advertisement for the powers of Superdouche to douche up your day.

Guess I am the superdouche.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

First a disclaimer... Bokononism teaches that all religions (including Bokononism) are based on foma, which are defined as "lies"; "harmless untruths" [frontispiece]; "a useful and harmless sort of horsehit.

"Warning from the title page of the books of Bokononon: Don't be a fool! Close this book at once! It is nothing but foma!

Verse 1: All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Verses 2-4 (?): In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness.

And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.

"Everything must have a purpose?" asked God.

"Certainly," said man.

"Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God.

And He went away.

Verse 5: Live by the foma that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy."


Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 5, 2010 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

To bring Vonnegut back to Jerry; too bad this never panned out w/ him and Senator Franken's comedic partner:

Film rights
Vonnegut sold the film rights to Sirens of Titan to Jerry Garcia, guitarist and vocalist for rock band The Grateful Dead. Garcia began working with Tom Davis in early December 1983[2] and finished their first draft in January 1985.[3] Garcia commented on the book and the screenplay in a November 1987 interview:[4]

There's really three basic characters that are having things happen to them. Three main characters. [Malachi,] Rumfoord, and Bee. It's like a triangle, a complex, convoluted love story. And it's really that simple....So our task has been to take the essential dramatic relationships, make it playable for actors, so that it's free from the Big Picture emphasis of the book. There's also some extremely lovely, touching moments in the book. It's one of the few Vonnegut books that's really sweet, in parts of it, and it has some really lovely stuff in it. It's the range of it that gets me off.
Garcia died in 1995 before bringing the film to the screen. After waiting a "respectable period of time", Robert B. Weide, who had written and produced the 1996 film adaptation of Mother Night, and had worked on a Vonnegut documentary for years, asked the author about the status of the rights.[5] Vonnegut bought back the rights from Garcia's estate and gave them to Weide on a "verbal handshake" where they remained for years while he attempted to write and find backers for his adaptation. By 2006, Weide reluctantly announced that he had lost the rights.[5] In April 2007, it was announced that screenwriter James V. Hart wrote an adaptation which Vonnegut approved before he died.[6]
[wikipedia - so it must be full of truthiness!]

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 5, 2010 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?"

- William Tell (aka Will Rogers)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 5, 2010 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

"It's not about sharing. You know, it's about everybody having they own spotlight."

LeBron James on teamwork from his media "event" The Decision; or, as Matt Taibi more eloquently put it: "LeBron James: Global Superdouche" Broadcast

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 5, 2010 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: quote of the day

I didn't watch that nonsense because it seemed like a really stupid thing to do, however I can't figure out why he is getting so much crap about being a free agent who left to take less money for a better opportunity to win. Isn't that what we always ask of our athletes, to be more about winning than the money? I think he did a superdouchy thing with that show but his motivation is not one of a superdouche.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sorry for the "Superdouche" hijack...unintentional I assure you

I will bow to your superdouche expertise in this matter.

All hail, Professor Superdouche.


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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 5, 2010 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry for the 'Superdouche' hijack...unintentional I assure you

you have been talking to my students again haven't you!! I prefer to keep my professional life separate from this place, thank you.